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  • Civil War World War I and Total War
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    Civil War, World War I, and "Total War"

    Professor Michael Neiberg talks about the Civil War, World War I, and the concept of “total war.” Professor Neiberg began by defining total war and then described parallels and differences between Civil War and…

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  • Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
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    Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

    Professor Martin Johnson talked about Lincoln’s planning for and writing of the Gettysburg Address, which was given at the dedication of a national cemetery for soldiers killed during the…

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  • Conversation with Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer
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    Conversation with Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer

    Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author or editor of more than 50 books, talked about his career as a historian and his research. He also shared his views on current events linked to…

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  • General Robert E Lees Antietam Defense
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    General Robert E. Lee's Antietam Defense

    Kevin Pawlak, author of Shepherdstown in the Civil War: One Vast Confederate Hospital, talked about General Robert E. Lee’s defensive strategy during the Battle of Antietam. This talk was a part of a…

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  • Human Side of Civil War Leadership
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    Human Side of Civil War Leadership

    Ralph Peters talked about the human side of several Civil War leaders, such as Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and Union General Francis Barlow. He spoke about…

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  • Leadership of Confederate Colonel John S Mosby
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    Leadership of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby

    Eric Buckland talked about the leadership qualities and military exploits of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby. After serving under Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart early in the…

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  • Ulysses S Grant Robert E Lee and Leadership
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    Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Leadership

    William “Jack” Davis compared the upbringings and leadership skills of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. This talk was part of a day-long seminar on…

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  • Army of The Cumberlands Defense at Stones River
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    Army of The Cumberland's Defense at Stones River

    Chris Kolakowski, author of The Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat, talked about the Army of the Cumberland’s defensive strategy during the battle of Stones River. This…

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  • Emerging Civil War Conference
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    Geneneral Stonewall Jackson's Stand at Second Manassas

    Dan Welch, co-author of The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863, talked about General Stonewall Jackson’s stand at the Battle of Second Manassas. This talk was a part of a…

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary
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    Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a report on the ADA’s history and the work that remains.

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  • Remembering John Glenn
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    Remembering John Glenn

    Former Senator David Pryor (D-AR) and geologist and astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, veteran of three shuttle missions and the first woman to walk in space, talked about the legacy of late astronaut…

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  • Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960s
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    Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960s

    Historians talked about black women pioneers in education since the 1960's and how these women transformed education for African Americans.

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  • Memorializing Salem
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    Memorializing Salem

    Kenneth Foote talked about memorializing sites such as Salem, Massachusetts. His book on the subject is titled Shadowed Ground: America’s Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy. 2017 marked the…

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  • emFreedom of the American Roadem
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    Freedom of the American Road

    Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens and communities to support road improvements and safety. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation…

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  • emGive Yourself the Green Lightem
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    Give Yourself the Green Light

    This 1954 General Motors film encourages citizens to support programs to improve roads and highways. The film begins by depicting traffic jams, unsafe roads, and city congestion, then…

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  • Truman and the Bolivian Revolution
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    Truman and the Bolivian Revolution

    Thomas Field talked about President Harry Truman’s response to the Bolivian Revolution. This talk took place at a conference titled “Harry Truman’s Legacy Toward Latin and South America.”

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  • President Trumans Latin American Legacy
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    President Truman's Latin American Legacy

    Raymond Geselbracht, a former archivist at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, talked about President Truman’s Latin American travels. He explored the 33rd president’s Latin American legacy…

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  • Smithsonian Institution Castle
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    Smithsonian Institution Castle

    Richard Stamm and Steve Berry gave a tour and talked about the history of the Smithsonian Castle, which was completed in 1855. The tour visited several spaces that are not open to the public,…

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  • Divisions in Modern Womens Movement
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    Divisions in Modern Women's Movement

    Marjorie Spruill talked about her book Divided We Stand, in which she chronicles the development of competing liberal and conservative factions in the women’s movement from the late-1970s…

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  • US and Latin American Relationship with Korea
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    U.S. and Latin American Relationship with Korea

    Bradley Coleman talked about about the Truman Administration’s partnership with Latin America during the Korean War. This talk took place at a conference titled “Harry Truman’s Legacy Toward…

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